Preview & Analysis: Houston vs BYU 01-23-2024

Preview & Analysis: Houston vs BYU 01-23-2024

January 23, 2024


Game Preview


There is an exciting college basketball matchup between Houston and BYU on Tuesday, courtesy of the thrilling Big 12 Conference, hosted at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.


The Houston Cougars (16-2) emerged victorious against UCF with a score of 57-42 last Saturday. This triumph marks their consecutive run following a 2 game losing streak, which were their initial losses of the season. Houston currently holds a record of 1-2 on the road and 3-2 in the Big 12 Conference.


In the first half, Houston completely stifled UCF, limiting them to a mere 14 points from a woeful 2-34 shooting performance. UCF managed to connect on only 7 of their 44 shot attempts throughout the game, further highlighting the defensive prowess of the Cougars. Houston currently leads the league in opponent field goal percentage, with an impressive 34.3% allowed, while also ranking 11th in opponent shooting from deep at 27.9%. Additionally, they hold the 2nd spot in opponent free throw percentage, with a commendable 63.4% allowed.



The BYU Cougars (14-4) suffered a defeat against #25 Texas Tech on Saturday, with a final score of 78-75. BYU boasts an impressive home record of 10-1, while their conference performance stands at 2-3.


BYU enjoyed a commanding advantage in this match, boasting a 16 point lead at halftime. Nevertheless, the team struggled to contain Texas Tech in the second half, as the Red Raiders impressively converted 63.0% of their shots. This outcome came as a surprise, considering that the Cougars are renowned for their exceptional defensive positioning. They currently rank 49th in opponent field goal percentage (40.5%) and 17th in opponent three point percentage (28.5%) among all teams in the country.


Looking at recent performances we believe Houston’s momentum should be enough for them to take this matchup home.


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Houston vs BYU Game Information


  • Date: 01/23/2024
  • Time: 09:00PM ET
  • Location: Marriott Center — Provo, Utah.
  • How to Watch Houston vs BYU: ESPN2
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